August 30, 1930 ~ May 9, 2009

Born in: Buncombe Co.,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Lloyd Eugene Reed, 78, of the Reynolds community, died on Saturday, May 9, 2009, at Memorial Campus, Mission Hospitals. A native of Buncombe Co., Mr. Reed was a son of the late Emmett and Lucy Stroupe Reed. He was also preceded in death by his son, "Kenny" Reed, and brothers, Kenneth and Morris Reed. He was a former employee of Sayles Biltmore Bleacheries, of Asheville, for over 40 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as a Private 1st Class C.E. He is survived by daughter, Linda Davis; son, Danny Eugene Reed and wife Janet; 3 grandchildren, Shannon Davis, Chad Davis and wife Patty, and JoAnn Reed; great-granddaughter, Chloe Davis; sisters, Doris Rice and Betty Jean Lanning; a loving aunt, Helen; and his longtime companion, Lucille Chandler, all of Asheville. A funeral service for Mr. Reed will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave with the Rev. Lester Crayton officiating. Interment will follow at Gashes Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, with military rites performed by the Buncombe Co. Veteran's Council. His family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, and at other times, will be at Doris Rice's home, 273 Mills Gap Road.

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  1. A great uncle, a solid man with character and kindness. he was a caring man and will be greatly missed by all who new him.

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  2. Mrs. Lucy Reed babysat for me as a child. I remember Mr. Lloyd Reed, her son, as a kind person who was very caring as well. They will both be remembered as a wonderful part of my childhood. God bless your dear family.

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  3. Dear Danny,Janet&Joann,We are so sorry to hear about your loss.If there is anything you need please let us know.Our deepest heartfelt sympathy goes out to your family.

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  4. Dear Reed Family,
    Our deepest sympathy goes out to your family in the passing of my cousin Lloyd. Our love and prayers are with you.
    Elizabeth Wilson West and family

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  5. LINDA AND DANNY,I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.I ALWAYS REMEMBER HIM TAKING YOU TO THE BEACH EVERY SUMMER,I WAS LIKE A LOST LITTLE PUP DURING THAT WEEK.IF THERE IS ANYTHING I CAN DO PLEASE LET ME KNOW.I AM VERY SICK AND COULD NOT GO TO THE SERVICES.GOD BLESS AND WATCH OVER YOU.
    I LOVE YOU DEARLY,
    KAY PHILLIPS PRESSLEY.

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